Tue, Nov 23, 2010
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The Eagles will land again in S'pore

By Jill Alphonso

CLASSIC rock band the Eagles will wing their way back to Singapore next February.

The band - comprising Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - will perform songs from their latest release, Long Road Out Of Eden (2007), at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Feb 23.

Never mind that the six-time Grammy-winning band, noted most for their hit Hotel California (1976), look a little grey. Recent reviews of their shows have been positive.

And expect the band to poke fun at themselves. "Check your tickets, this is the Eagles Assisted Living Tour," joked singer and guitarist Frey, 62, at a San Jose show earlier this year.

But make no mistake - the band, which formed in 1971, are still in their prime. Long Road Out Of Eden, the band's seventh album and their first since 1979's The Long Run, hit No. 1 on American music charts (beating a Britney Spears release to that top spot then).

Long Road won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Pop Performance last year.

The band first made a Singapore appearance in 2004, when they played at the Indoor Stadium.

This time round, besides new songs, expect to hear favourites like Desperado, Take It Easy, Tequila Sunrise, Heartache Tonight and, of course, Hotel California.

The Eagles play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Feb 23 at 8pm. Tickets, from $98 to $499, go on sale tomorrow through Sistic (www.sistic.com.sg, or tel: 6348-5555).

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